Botti back in business at Great Yarmouth - and his timing couldn’t be better

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Marco Botti will be hoping his stable has turned a corner just in time for Royal Ascot after Moolazim gave the Newmarket trainer a timely boost at Great Yarmouth.

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Having seen each of his last 21 runners in Britain defeated, Botti enjoyed a welcome winner when the son of Tamayuz powered to a two-and-a-half-length victory in the Racing Welfare Handicap on his first start on the turf.

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Botti said of the 9-2 chance: 'He had a setback last year and unfortunately he didn't run as a two-year-old.

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

'We got him out early this year and he won well in a maiden.

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly

Moolazim winning the fourth race at Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

'I thought he ran well when he finished fourth at Lingfield and that he was a bit unlucky.

Frankie Dettori in some discomfort after being thrown from Tivoli. Picture: Leaderboard Photography

Frankie Dettori in some discomfort after being thrown from Tivoli. Picture: Leaderboard Photography - Credit: Leaderboard Photography


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'We have been waiting for good ground. Ryan Moore was quite pleased with him.'

Looking ahead to Royal Ascot, Botti said: 'Aljazzi would be my best hope in the Duke of Cambridge. It is a tough race but she should enjoy the ground and the mile there.'

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Hawkerland showed the benefits of a recent gelding operation to keep up trainer Marcus Tregoning's hot streak when the 5-6 favourite initiated a double for Moore in the Weddings & Private Parties At Yarmouth Racecourse Maiden Handicap.

Tregoning's travelling head Roddy Lucas said: 'He does stay well and I would think Marcus and the owner would think about possibly running him over further next time.'

Sadieroseclifford (6-1) gained an emotional first success for trainer Giles Bravery and jockey Kevin Stott in the concluding Happy 50th Birthday Glenn Tubby Handicap.

Having already teamed up to take the JME Ltd Of Lowestoft Classified Stakes with Patching (7-2), Bravery and Stott combined to good effect once again as the daughter of Poet's Voice pocketed the six-furlong event by a length and a quarter.

Roger Varian could have a useful prospect on his hands in Hermosita (9-4 favourite) after she made a winning racecourse debut in the Norfolk Chamber Of Commerce Maiden Fillies' Stakes in the hands of Andrea Atzeni.

There was drama in the build-up to the race after favourite Tivoli was withdrawn following an incident in the parade ring when he unshipped Frankie Dettori, who was stood down for the rest of the meeting.

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